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Newhaven Heritage is working to preserve, protect and promote the rich heritage of Newhaven.  It is also striving to enhance the environment of Newhaven and foster the spirit of Community.  To that end, and whilst preparing for the day when we can re-establish the once-popular Newhaven Museum, here are some things that Newhaven Heritage has accomplished the following so far . . .  

Newhaven-on-Forth Community Website and Facebook Page

www.newhavenonforth.org.uk   www.facebook.com/NewhavenOnForth

Newhaven Heritage Centre Website and Facebook Page

(Our virtual museum) www.newhavenheritagecentre.org.uk www.facebook.com/NewhavenHeritageCentre

Newhaven Heritage Community Gardens Group

www.facebook.com/Newhavenheritagecommunitygarden

Improving and Tending —The Community Garden Area on Main Street / The Old Burial Ground / The School Playground / The Harbour and tubs at the Harbour and around Fishmarket Square  /  Garden areas to rear of Main Street  / New Lane

Mural: Armada Community Garden

Originators of the depiction of Newhaven’s heritage in mural form created by the people of Newhaven and its school pupils and funded by generous donations

The Bow-Tow e-Newsletters

21 issues to date since 2013, quarterly issues free to subscribers

Exhibition: Newhaven Then and Now

Lottery Funded Exhibition featuring the photo-library of the late George Liston, co-founder of the original Newhaven Museum

Concert: Heave Awa’ Newhaven

The story of the rise and demise of old Newhaven in Narration, Music and Song written by members of Newhaven Heritage and performed by Newhaven Community Choir

Concert: Fishing and Trawling

Featuring Quern, Scottish Music Group Recounting the story in Narration, Music and Song

Multimedia Presentation: Flodden — The Legacy

The Story of Flodden and James IV starting with the ship, The Great Michael presented by Bruce Jamieson, a professional historian and featuring the musical talents of Cockleroy

Presentation: Magic Lantern Show

80 Lantern Slides and the stories they told —  An Evening at Porto & Fi’s

Doors Open Days 2017 & 2018

Talks given  on Bygone Newhaven as told by Newhaven Heritage Preses, Sophia Abrahamsen

Organisers of the “Save Victoria School Campaign”

Website campaign, e-Survey and paper questionnaire seeking public support culminating in —

Newhaven Heritage Open Meeting

— which led to the founding of Heart of Newhaven

Leaflet: A Walk Around Newhaven

A self-guided walk around the village from the school to the Old Chain Pier

Book: Newhaven, A Fishing Community 1928-1978 by Chris Garner

Chris Garner’s book designed, laid out and published by Newhaven Heritage


Reminiscence Pouches for School Use*

Three pouches with different themes for Victoria School to foster intergenerational contact.  See our video on YouTube here

Reminiscence Pouch for the Community*

A pouch to be used with adult groups in conjunction with a Reminiscence Worker

School: Refurbishment of The Wee Museum*

New showcases, layout and artefacts courtesy of the CEC Museums and Galleries Dept

Victorian School Children’s Dressing-Up Outfits*

For use by the pupils of Victoria School and other groups of children*

All items above marked with an asterisk kindly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund

Occasional Craft Classes

Using the classrooms and playground of VPS and the Main Street Community Garden

Newhaven Calendars 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019

Publicising the village, its heritage and the aims and objectives of Newhaven Heritage


Newhaven Heritage has exciting plans to further foster interest in the area including a Pageant — The Road to the Sea, developing a world class learning program — The Phoenix Project, with official assistance, and the planning and preparation for a new Heritage Centre.  


Come and join us in this exciting journey.

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